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    VERTICAL GARDENS

    About 15 years ago, I met an uncommon and fascinating man. His solid reputation as a scientist and researcher preceded him, a living encyclopedia on plants worldwide — growing in severe and difficult conditions, deprived of light in the shadows of tall trees (where, in contrast to the old saying, there is always something growing), or deprived of nutrients among rocks... Here was a man who was familiar with strolling the Amazon forests and riding under the canopy on a raft.

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    YUNG HO CHANG'S SPLIT HOUSE

    Nestled in the hills northwest of Beijing, a lesser-known attraction vies for attention with a well-touristed section of China's Great Wall: eleven ultramodern villas, each designed by a top architect from China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, or Singapore.

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    Financial Burden of Homeownership Spread Unequally — Associated Press, 2009.0118

    Rediscovered Masterpiece: The Ford Foundation — Metropolis, 2009.0117

    Collaborating with Architects — Interior Design, 2009.0117

    For a Chapel on the Park, the Bell May Soon Toll — New York Times, 2009.0116

    UF Students Collaborate to Enhance Architecture Building — University of Florida News, 2009.0116

    Obama Recruits Interior Designer — Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0115

    Case Study House Property Goes Up for Sale — Palisadian Post, 2009.0115

    The Rabbi's Son Who Built Detroit — Forward, 2009.0115

    Sienna Architecture Will Close Its Doors — Oregonian, 2009.0115

    Julia Morgan Enters the California Hall of Fame — Berkeley Daily Planet, 2009.0115

    Flood Damage Targeted at Historic Plano Home — Chicago Tribune, 2009.0113

    Prices Fall in Eugene, Ore., but Not Enough to Aid Home Sales — USA Today, 2009.0112

    Detroit Gems on State List of Architectural Delights — Michigan CItizen, 2009.0112

    What Will Save the Suburbs? — New York Times, 2009.0111

    Buildings Ought Not to Be 'Disposable' — Times Transcript, 2009.0110

    Arizona Architect Seeks Blend of Pragmatism, Poetry — Daily Journal of Commerce, 2009.0108

    Property Shows: Sold on Television — Telegraph, 2009.0108

    Summonses Issued after Construction Worker's Fatal Fall — Newsday, 2009.0108

    Under the Needle: Building a Foundation for Future Work — Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2009.0107

    Plans for British City of Culture — BBC News, 2009.0107

    The Year in Architecture — The New Republic, 2009.0106

    An Architect for the Next Generation — UCLA, 2009.0106

    Noted Architect Dominick Dead at 67 — Hotels Magazine, 2009.0105

    That '70s Kitchen, Refined — Boston Globe, 2009.0104

    Oliver Lincoln Lundquist, Designer, Is Dead at 92 — New York Times, 2009.0103

    Rebuilding a Palace May Become a Grand Blunder — New York Times, 2009.0101

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